Global Estimates of Child Labour
While the percentage of children in child labour has remained unchanged over the four year period, the absolute number has increased by over 8 million.
The ‘Durban Call to Action’ includes strong commitments on action against child labour while raising concerns that existing progress has slowed and is now threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic, armed conflict, as well as food, environmental and humanitarian crises.
5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour
During the week of 15 to 20 May 2022, the Government of South Africa will host the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour. It comes at a critical time, with the COVID-19 pandemic threatening to reverse years of progress in the fight to end child labour.
Published for the first time jointly by the ILO and UNICEF, as co-custodians of Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, the report takes stock of where we stand in the global effort to end child labour.
18 January 2023
04 January 2023
ILO participates and presents its approach to advancing cooperative engagement in supply chains in an ICETT online seminar
20 December 2022
1 - 2 December 2022
The meeting will bring together businesses across sectors, as well as representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations and international organizations. The programme will focus on business responses to tacking the systemic root cause of child labour from adequate wages and income, equal opportunities for women and youth employment.
African Regional Meeting in preparation for the 21st ICLS & Regional Capacity Building on Statistics concerning Child Labour and Social Protection
12 - 16 September 2022
The main purpose of the Preparatory Regional Meeting is to bring the consultation and technical discussions to countries in Africa, to ensure that the revised draft standard to be prepared by the ILO adequately reflects the labour markets and labour force data priorities of countries in the region.
ILO-IOM-IPA collaborate to expand the evidence base on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking to achieve policy impact
27 - 29 June 2022
The International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) join forces to host a conference on 27-29 June 2022 showcasing new research findings on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking.
Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa - Independent evaluation
23 January 2023
The Evaluation Office of the International Labour Organization is looking for a consultancy company to conduct the final evaluation of the project “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa – ACCEL RAF/18/08/NLD”. The project covers the Africa continent with direct work in Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda.
The application deadline is: 23 February as per the RFP available at the following link: https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/190453
20 January 2023
The eLearning tools are designed to help to better understand what child labour is and the key role ILO stakeholders can play.
A mobile application against child labour
This app allows business managers and auditors to create interactive checklists that will help them ensure a child labour-free operation. There are 18 checkpoints in total, divided into six categories. Each checkpoint provides best-practice recommendations for taking action.